Joxfield ProjeX & Guests - Numbers & Letters (3 Disc Set) (ca408)
Has Joxfield ProjeX become a Big Band with all these guests? And is this The White Album of Joxfield ProjeX? The answer is No on both questions. When we were about to start our new recording sessions in 2007 we had decided we wanted to bring our music into territories where we had never been before. To do so we wanted to involve other people and asked around amongst artists we liked and respected and to whom we could direct a mission - contribute to our music in an open-minded and creative way. Most of those we asked generously brought their inspiration to us and went into the project, sometimes for a specific track, sometimes for many of them.
Very quick we realised it was a huge project and when it all was finished we had about 2½ hours of music we didn’t want to split up. That’s why it’s a 3 disc set. The variation of the music is the variation of our minds, that’s how we are. For those who care Disc A - Abstract Numbers is maybe a bit introvert, reflective and the Discs B & C - Concrete Letters A-Z might seem extrovert, a little bit more easy-going.
Most of the music is recorded in 2007 with lots of additional recordings, editing and treatments in 2007 - 2010.
Joxfield ProjeX is still the duo Oax and Yan playing their instruments, programming stuff, adding whatever they find reasonable to add, edit and treat.
What about the guests? Most of them do have a long and deep history of success with various bands etc, but instead of fooling both you and them and pretend this music here sounds like anything what they’ve done with those constellations we suggest you check ‘em up by your own.
Oax - Most of the guitars and loads of other stuff heard all over
Yan - Most of the keyboards, percussion programming and loads of other stuff heard all over
Geoff Leigh - Flute, soprano saxophone, vocals, effects, Jews harp
Pat Mastelotto - Drums, percussion, samples
Nikke Ström - Bass
Håkan Almkvist - Bass, sitar, tanpura, percussion
Kenji Siratori - Spoken word
Hiromichi Sakamoto - Cello
José João - Elephantnoiseguitar
Churner - Harsh noise
Regina P - Vocal
Jan Ternald - Cover painting artist
Disc A - Abstract Numbers
01 - Computer 8 - 5:34
02 - Computer 7 - 3:10
03 - Have I Been Here Before - 5:16
04 - Modern Sea - 4:25
05 - Computer 2 - 3:02
06 - A Secret Door - 4:45
07 - Balinesean Jig - 0:48
08 - For A Rainy Day Part 1 (incl. Double Bind) - 6:46
09 - For A Rainy Day Part 2 - 4:43
10 - The Conquer of TFD - 9:32
Disc B - Concrete Letters A-M
01 - In the Garden Of Eden - 6:13
02 - Kenji Self-Unit - 5:06
03 - The First Day - 8:19
04 - Sanity Check - 5:07
05 - Electric Apple - 8:32
06 - Landscape Ahead - 5:32
07 - Dragons Fly In the Night - 8:28
Disc C - Concrete Letters N-Z
01 - Computer 6 - 4:06
02 - Ruff And Tough - 4:53
03 - Mind the Gap - 7:12
04 - Shimmering Aohm - 7:56
05 - Silent Night/Night Silence - 13:48
06 - The Entropy Is Strong - 11:05
07 - No Kro Poh - 4:18
Words & Music by Oax and Yan except words on ‘For A Rainy Day Part 1 (Double Bind)’ & ‘Kenji Self-Unit’ by Kenji Siratori, words and sung melody on ‘Dragons Fly In The Night’ by Geoff Leigh.
For better information about who’s playing what on respectively track, please, check the info sheet.
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